We understand that you can't transform people who don't have internal drive and desire to create.
- Laurie Dunnavant
Source: Funny Times
"I understand where you're coming from, and its a big ask," the literary editor explained, "but we're very much state-of-the-art here, and even though I hear what you're saying, I think at this particular point in time we should be up at the sharp end, getting our heads around the problem and pushing the envelope, so that we can get this show on the road, tread the thin blue line and, at the end of the day, start talking serious money."
Source: Barbara Newburgh, Christchurch as quoted in Dr Brian Edwards' Top of the Morning Worst First Sentence of a Novel Competition, 1999
A Lot on My Mind
Source: Funny Times October 2000
You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?
Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. He simply answered:
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to "Think Outside of the Box."
HOWEVER, the correct answer is:
The Science of Complexity
A Rube Goldberg machine made of animated tiles, with hundreds of blue balls moving in time to music from Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Max Goldberg, creator of the site You're the Man Now, Dog, says that this is their most viewed title ever. He says it was created by the website Something Awful – "They had 100 people make 1-inch tiles, and the only rule was that a ball had to enter at a certain place and exit at another."
It apparently worked....
A Sign of the Times
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